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Women Under Siege’s Lauren Wolfe on Radio Ireland’s “NewsTalk”

| February 16, 2012

NYT: “What We Are Reading: Women Under Siege”

| February 9, 2012

"A site worth watching… .The new site states its mission bluntly; Women Under Siege looks to be a project with an edge. But there is another reason to visit the Web site: its original content." - C. J. Chivers for the New York Times' "At War" blog. More »

The Atlantic: “Gloria Steinem on Rape in War, Its Causes, and How to Stop It”

| February 8, 2012

"From the Holocaust through today, Women Under Siege is illuminating the causes as well as the cures of sexualized violence by uncovering patterns and making links between them. As the director of Women Under Siege, as well as a journalist myself, I interviewed Steinem about sexualized violence in conflict and what needs to be done to understand and stop it." - Lauren Wolfe for The Atlantic More »

CNN.com: “Can we end rape as tool of war?”

| February 8, 2012

"We're calling our project Women Under Siege, because with four women being raped every five minutes in Congo alone, we can say it is nothing less than that -- an ongoing siege. And it's time we began to put an end to it." - Gloria Steinem and Lauren Wolfe for CNN.com Opinion More »

Gender Across Borders Blog: “Women’s Media Center Launches ‘Women Under Siege’”

| February 8, 2012

“While In the Land of Blood and Honey may be a good first step in raising awareness about the prevalence of such violence, human rights organizations must also be a greater emphasis on public education and advocacy regarding this critical issue. Fortunately, a new project from the Women’s Media Center has just arrived to fill this void.” - Carrie Nelson on the Gender Across Borders Blog More »

RHRC: “The Launch of “Women Under Siege:” A Journalistic Megaphone For Victims of Sexual Violence

| February 8, 2012

“[Stories] are also just stories. Can they change the lived reality of women in conflict zones and misogynistic cultures? Can they leverage implementation of dormant laws and cajole corrupted law enforcement officials out of their jobs? That remains to be seen. But at least perhaps a global chorus of voices and first-hand experiences is a step in that direction.” - Jessica Mack on RH Reality Check More »

The Guardian: “Why has it taken 65 years to recognise that rape is a weapon of war?”

| February 8, 2012

“With both the silencing and shame of rape victims a global phenomenon, I found this project moving and inspirational. Go and have a look." - Jane Martinson for The Guardian's "Women's Blog" More »

Media Coverage of the Launch of “Women Under Siege”

| February 8, 2012

Exclusive: U.S. Acts on Women, Peace and Security

Exclusive: U.S. Acts on Women, Peace and Security

| January 31, 2012

A new action plan opens far-reaching possibilities to improve the security of women and the world. With some caution, women’s peace advocates plan to monitor its implementation. More »

Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles

Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles

| January 26, 2012

Artist Suzanne Lacy has recreated aspects of her landmark performance art piece, “Three Weeks in May,” with an installation that focuses on Los Angeles today, decades into the anti-rape movement, and features a candlelight ceremony on January 27. More »